MM2600, Lesson 1
Figure 1-1. Conveyors.
Pallet Trucks. Pallet trucks (figure 1-2) are used
to move palletized ammunition and large, heavy
guided missiles or nuclear special weapons containers on the floor of a magazine, workshop, or
railroad car. Two types of pallet trucks are available, the manually powered and the electrically
powered. Each type has a load capacity of 4,000 pounds, and each type is steered manually.
The manually-powered pallet truck is used to move loads short distances in confined work areas where
a forklift is not practical, such as magazines, railroad cars, and maintenance shops. Its lifting
mechanism works by a hand-operated hydraulic lift.
The electrically-powered pallet truck is used to move larger loads longer distances and up and down
slopes and ramps. It is equipped with a battery that activates the lifting mechanism and provides power
Field Expedients. Mechanical
MHE may not always
be available, but the ammunition must still move.
There may be times when ammunition personnel must cut banding on pallets and handle the
ammunition by hand. Ammunition and transportation personnel must then improvise methods to speed
up movement and make the task easier. Some methods that have been used include chutes (figure 1-
3) and the ladder slide (figure 1-4).